As we are collectively coming to terms with the impact of a continued COVID-19 crisis on our lives, the best we can do is to cope with the situation in the most responsible manner, while delivering our tasks. At the Agency we continue all activities without interruption. All services remain reachable in remote access. The COVID-19 crisis has also delayed the full transposition of the technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package (4RP). While 16th June 2020 was the target date in our original planning, many Member States chose to use the extension of this deadline until 31st October – therefore, this date has now become the new milestone for the evolution of the European railway legislation. From this date onwards, the new harmonised procedures will finally be applicable across the entire European Union. After having started in June 2019 with initially eight Member States, we are now crossing the finish line.